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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Sunday Post October 7, 2018/It's Monday! What are You Reading? Plus Mailbox Monday October 7, 2018

Sunday Post #318 Chairs, Compliance, and Storms
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It's Monday! What Are You Reading now at The Book Date (at Wordpress).
What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.

My week was busy although I can't quite place where the time went.
I've had fun getting back to corralling the chickens. We are up to 8 and 9 eggs a day plus we found a couple of hidden stashes.
This is a picture of one of the stashes we found behind our barbecue grill.

My reading and listening was a bit slower. I finished two books (sort of) and I am close to finished on a third: one ebook and one audible title. I managed to get five reviews posted as well as all of my usual memes.

I visited only 20 blogs last week.
Shout Out this week to Maureen's Books who shares reviews and other bookish memes.
Thank you to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • A2018- Audible Book Review: The Watchmaker's Daughter by C. J. Archer; Fantasy, Historical, Mystery; my rating: Overall 4.75 of 5.0; Narration: 5.0 of 5.0.
  • eTour- Tour Review: Operation Earth by Maria Hammarblad; Alien Invasion, Romance, Sci Fi; my rating: 3.75 of 5.0
  • ATBR- Audible Book Review: Genesis: Arisen, Book 0.5 by Michael Stephen Fuchs; Sci Fi, Zombie; my rating: Story: 3.75 of 5.0; Narration: 5.0 of 5.0.
  • NG2018- #NetGalley Book Review: Shelved Under Murder by Victoria Gilbert; Amateur Sleuth, Cozy Mystery; my rating: 4.0 of 5.0.
Finished Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (Review)

To Thine Be the Glory
by Angela D. Martin
I am finding this interesting.
Source: Review Request from PublishingPush.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible Smartphone (ATBR)
The Extinction Cycle Boxed Set audiobook cover art

The Extinction Cycle Boxed Set
Extinction Horizon, Extinction Edge, and Extinction Age (The Extinction Cycle, Books 1 - 3)
By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot

I finished Book 1 and have started Book 2
Source: Audible February, 2017 credit selection.
Extinction Horizon
Total extinction is just on the horizon, but will the cure be worse than the virus?
Click on book title for full description.

Currently Reading:
1. eBook/Kindle (NG2018)

Once Upon a Heartbreak
by Cassie Rocca
At 80%. This is a cute story although a little annoying at times.
Source: NetGalley 2018.
Click on book title for full description.

2. Audible Smartphone (ATBR)
The Extinction Cycle Boxed Set audiobook cover art

The Extinction Cycle Boxed Set
Extinction Horizon, Extinction Edge, and Extinction Age (The Extinction Cycle, Books 1 - 3)
By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot

I have been wanting to listen to a book over 24 hours and this is a TBR that fit the bill.
Source: Audible February, 2017 credit selection.
I am now on book two.
Extinction Edge
Click on book title for full description.
Extinction Age
Click on book title for full description.

3. eBook/Kindle (TBR Ladies Book Club)

The Evidence (The Mars Hill Classified Series)
by Mr. Austin W Boyd
I have been looking forward to reading this. It starts with some fun action.
This is for Ladies Book Club meeting 10/13.

Source: Print books picked up prior to 2017. eBook picked up on sale 2017.
Product Description
As commander John Wells watches from the International Space Station, terrorists cripple Washington. While the world suspects Iranian jihadists, unexplained images from Mars offer a staggering alternative. Caught in a web of politics, John heeds his country's call to head to the Red Planet. Was he born for this moment in history? 448 pages, softcover from Living Ink.

As of Thursday I will start ebooks for FraterFest. I plan to read TBR eBooks.
These are a few of the shorter titles I may try to read:
A Walk in the Woods: A Horror Short Story by Rebecca M. Senese (2011) 9pgs
DARK REALITY-A Horror Tale by Billie Sue Mosiman (2012) 27pgs
Island Ghosts: A Will Castleton Adventure byDavid Bain (2012) 30pgs
Haunted: Ten Tales of Ghosts (Ten Tales Fantasy & Horror Stories) by Tracie McBride (Author), William Meikle (Author), Douglas Kolacki (Author), & 6 more (2012) 87pgs
A Romantic Ghost Story by Jason W. Chan (2013) 92pgs
Sixtus-A Suspense Thriller by Tim Kizer (2012) 101pgs
Come to the Cemetery: A Weird Tale of Ghostly Love & Revenge (Young Adult Horror Book 1) by Jackson Dean Chase (2017) 105pgs
Haunted (The Horror Diaries Book 1) by Heather Beck (2015) 127
Fosgate's Game by David C. Cassidy (Author, Illustrator) (2015) 151
Skinwalker: A Western Horror Novel (Gideon Thorn #1) by Michael Newton (2015) 158
So Damn Beautiful: The Lonely One: Book 1 of the SO DAMN BEAUTIFUL Crime Horror-Thriller Trilogy by A.E. Hodge (2015) 161
FROM AWAY - Series One, Book One: A Serial Thriller of Arcane and Eldritch Horror by Deke Mackey Jr. (2016) 169
Grounded Spirits (ghost story/mystery set in Ireland) by P. D. Martin (2012) 179

Audible: The Ghost and The Graveyard (Knight Games Book 1) by Genevieve Jack (2013) 2018 Daily Deal

October 7, 2018 - I am still up to date and enjoying my Bible reading through You Version App.  I am on track with my morning reading the One Year Bible plan on my smartphone. You can check out audio of the One Year Bible Plan on the companion commentary online.

I completed 2 books and posted 5 reviews. That puts me at 8 reviews still to post! I will keep plugging away.
Obviously I have all of these reviews to add to Goodreads, Amazon and Audible so I am way behind again. I still have older ones to catch up on too.
My NetGalley shelf is now at 10. I still have one author title in queue. Still many through InstaFreebie and many new author requests I haven't replied to.

Welcome to Mailbox Monday.

Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs. This Meme started with Marcia at A Girl and Her Books (fka The Printed Page) and after a tour of hosts has returned to its permanent home at Mailbox Monday. Thanks to the ladies sharing hosting duties: Leslie of Under My Apple Tree, Serena of Savvy Verse & Wit and (yours truly). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.
I have no new review titles although I am eyeing a couple.
I picked up two for one credit titles at
I resisted the Audible Daily Deals this week. There is a two for one sale going on but Audible website is not allowing me access. This happened in September too. I sent a chat and the staff gave me a credit for my trouble. But that doesn't let me get to the two for one. I will try calling them tomorrow.
I didn't pick up any Kindle paid titles.
I picked up just a few free kindle titles this week. (Note these are in my Amazon library, NOT on my Kindle until I download and transfer them.)
Are your mailbox and TBR piles blooming?

Review Titles


Audiobooks Two for One Credit:
Wild HorsesWild Horses
By B. J. Daniels
Duration: 8 h 36 min


Promise Me TexasPromise Me Texas
By Jodi Thomas
Duration: 10 h 58 min

I received this from Pelican Book Group while I was away in Illinois. It sounds like fun reading.
Preserving Liberty: Pure Amore: Sweet Romance, Pure Enjoyment
by Candice Sue Patterson
I added 4 free titles to my Kindle library this week. Another week of no time even to download free titles. Titles found linked through Bookbub, Bookfun, Ereader News Today, Free Par-tay, Ignite Your Book, Inspired Reads, Pixel of Ink or Kindle ebooks.


  1. I read the Jodi Thomas title a few years ago - really enjoyed it!

  2. We have friends with chickens and they've talked about them hiding their eggs but I thought they meant one egg at a time. That's some stash you found!

    Have fun with your Fraterfest reads!

  3. I have been meaning to read something by Jodi Thomas. Her books sound tempting.

    Enjoy your week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  4. aww the eggs :)
    Happy reading, I will be doing FraterFest too.

  5. Looks like a busy week. Our neighbor at the old house had city chickens for a while. I don't know how many eggs they got though. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  6. What fun having so many chickens and eggs. My sister has four hens and she loves them! The eggs are wonderful to have. I tried on Audible for Jodi Thomas when I saw your book but obviously doesn't have world rights so will just have to keep reading only her ebooks and paperbacks.

  7. What fun uncovering eggs. Silly question: do they lay all year long?

    Love the covers on so many of these. To Thine Be the Glory sounds good. Hope you enjoy all your books.

  8. I would like to have chickens but my yard isn't really set up for them. My weekly update

  9. That is quite a list to get through for the rest. Enjoy them all.

  10. My last long audio was just under 18 hr. Foundryside, but well worth it. Funny about finding stashes of eggs.

  11. ENJOY your books and your week.

  12. I guess that means the Easter egg hunt will be at your house next year. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental Sunday Memes

  13. look at all those eggs! Wow, sounds like a good treasure hunt to be on.


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